Just hours after the passing of Nelson Mandela in December, over 8,000 youth from around the globe began gathering at the 18th World Festival of Youth and Students in Quito, Ecuador.
In all the words emitted on the occasion of the passing of Nelson Mandela, one thread questions whether anything significant was accomplished with the end of apartheid.
The death of Nelson Mandela on December 5th at the age of 95 and after prolonged bouts of illness hardly came as a surprise to most South Africans.
The world mouns the passing of elder statemen and freedom fighter, Nelson Mandela.
Mandela was elected South Africa's first black president in 1994 after spending 27 years in prison for his fight against racist apartheid, and was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for his work towards world peace
Thousands of South Africans and political leaders paid tribute to freedom-fighter and world peace crusader Nelson Mandela last week.